Toshiba recently announced that they have developed a low-power, many-core System-on-a-Chip (SoC) for embedded application in some areas, such as automotive products and digital consumer products.
The SoC includes 64 cores, which is claimed to be eight times more than its multi-core predecessor unveiled in 2008 and operates 14 times faster.
With die area of 209.3mm2, two 32-core clusters are integrated with dynamically reconfigurable processors, hardware accelerators, dual-channel DDR3 memory controller and other peripherals. Processor cores in one cluster share a 2MB level-two cache connected through a tree-based network-on-chip (NoC). The high scalability and low power consumption is accomplished bythe parallelized firmware for multimedia applications.